OSHA says the deaths of two employees in a tragic trench accident could have been prevented if a drain cleaning company had provided basic safeguards and training.
Category: Enforcement and Inspection
As today’s workplace becomes more complex, regulation of that workplace increases. In this section, you’ll find the practical advice you need to understand exactly what OSHA, other federal agencies, and their state counterparts, require of you, and to comply in the ways that best satisfy both your and their needs. Look also for important court decisions, advice on how to handle enforcement actions, and news of upcoming changes in workplace health and safety law.
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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced a delay in enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers.
A construction company must pay fines issued by Alaska OSHA in a trench collapse that took the life of an employee in a grisly trenching accident.
Why is the former second in command at OSHA publishing news about serious OSHA enforcement cases? Keep reading to learn more.
OSHA has initiated an unusually high number of inspections in the country’s midsection over the past several months. What are inspectors looking for, and what are they finding?
You may have figured in certain environmental fines as part of the cost of doing business. However, the fine, no matter how huge, is often just one part of the true cost of running afoul of environmental regulations. As an environment, health, and safety (EHS) manager, you are going to have to explain high costs. […]
David Michaels, PhD, who recently left the top job at OSHA after leading the agency for eight years, has expressed concern to top Navy officials about doing business with dangerous shipbuilders.
The deaths of four employees over a one-year period at a Danville manufacturing plant have resulted in a substantial settlement and fines for one of the most well-known tire makers in the world. Keep reading to find out what makes this settlement deal so unique.
The Alaska OSHA program has come down hard on an Anchorage contractor for a tragic incident that didn’t have to happen. Find out what lengths this employer went to in order to avoid its legal duty to provide a safe and healthful workplace.
A well-known Oklahoma trailer maker is facing more than a half-million dollars in penalties. Keep reading to learn what OSHA inspectors discovered when an employee complaint caught their attention.